-SuperShaneSpear: AZ actually got pretty close, but AWK, TRUSTcompany, and a bunch of other songs got the nod because of longevity and other stuff. Not to say it wasn't a good song. Oh, and #101 was Beulah's "Gravity's Bringing Us Down", for those who care.
-ManiacalClown: Tool sucks! They haven't had a single I liked since "Aenima."
-Bullitt: Okay, but as soon as J. Geils gets his intro back.
-tomvejada: Probably, I was somewhat surprised to see they didn't make the top ten when I was done with the list. Chalk it up to video overkill.
-aaaaand Grimis: Phantom Planet is suprisingly low, yes, though Carbon Leaf's probably higher than they have any right to be. It's a good song, but 2002 had a surprising amount of good songs, as evidenced by how low "California" wound up. Yep.
Out of curiosity, is this a purely subjective list or based on the weekly charts for the year?
And overall, not a bad list, though I agree it smacks with some elitism; the "if it's mainstream, it sucks" philosophy, if you will. (As your list only has about five songs that were legitimate radio hits.)
This is subjective, the chart-based chart is coming whenever I feel like typing everything out, now that I've done the last chart for the year. And a lot of stuff got overexposed (Jimmy Eat World I'm looking at YOU), so yeah, the chart will lean towards more obscure stuff.
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